This lake is the third largest Great Lake and the
sixth largest freshwater lake in the world.
Bordered by: states of Illinois, Indiana,
Michigan, and Wisconsin
(only Great Lake entirely in the United States) Also, Lake Michigan is joined to Lake Huron by the
Straits of Mackinaw and is therefore hydrologically
inseparable from it.
Shoreline: more than 1,600 miles of varied
Dimensions: 307 miles long and 118 miles wide
Surface Area: 22,300 square miles
Feet above sea level: 579
Flushing Time: 100 years
Greatest Depth: 925 feet
Average Depth: 279 feet
Special Features: Has the largest
lakeshore dunes in the world;